In the latest issue of FQ Life, we highlight some weird and wonderfully sustainable foods fit for healthy carnivores.
Cricket flour, edible insects and bone broth caught our attention, not only for their stomach-churning origins but for their health benefits, too. Gram for gram, crickets have more iron than spinach or beef, more calcium than milk, a similar level of omega 3 to fish and more protein than all three, while bone broth is a wonderful digestive aid, supporting healing of the gut, joint health and immune function.
If we’ve piqued your interest, check out these recipe ideas which come with the added bonus of being an engaging conversation starter!
Best Bones Broth Restorative Miso Broth
250ml Best Bones Broth Organic Chicken or Organic Beef broth
1 tsp miso paste
A knob of ginger, grated
Bring broth to a simmer with the grated ginger, then turn off the heat and add a generous squeeze of lemon and miso paste before giving it all a good whisk. Whisk in an egg to make it rich and creamy, with a great protein boost. Add chilli flakes to taste!
Live Longer Gluten-Free Cricket Flour Carrot Cake
4 small grated carrots (320g)
1 1/3 cup sultanas (225g)
1 1/3 cup long thread coconut (100g)
2/3 cup raw walnut pieces (80g)
2/3 cup melted coconut oil (160mL)
4 free-range eggs
½ cup + 1/3 cup xylitol (190g)
2/3 + ½ cups gluten free baking mix
21g cricket flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (5g)
½ teaspoon ground ginger (2.5g)
½ teaspoon mixed spice (2.5g)
Preheat the oven to fan bake 130C. Grease and line a large cake tin
Mix carrot, sultanas, coconut and walnuts in a bowl
Beat eggs and xylitol until thick and creamy (about 5 minutes) and then slowly add coconut oil.
Add the wet mixture to the sultana bowl, and sift dry ingredients until everything is combined well.
Bake for 2 hours (or until a skewer comes out clean)
Leave in tin for 30 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.
When completely cool, dust with icing sugar.